After six long months of bundling up, my complexion is in need of a little glow to brighten up my mood. Canadian winters can be long and cold. By the end of winter, I’m not just white, I’m extra white. In all honesty, my winter whiteness is a bit problematic. I went for a run on the weekend and came home with a sunburn.
Bronzer is a permanent staple in my makeup bag. I swear by my bronzer, (a.k.a. holiday in a powder). A little bronzer works miracles. I love how a dash of bronzer can give me a sun kissed tan, help contour my face, and make me feel like I just returned from an all-inclusive resort holiday.
Come spring/summer, bronzer is the ultimate beauty first aid. The product can help camouflage unfortunate sunglass tans.
If you’re new to bronzing, here are a few tips to help you master your faux glow:
- Pick A Neutral Bronzer: Stay away from the uber bold, uber dark powders. Ideally a bronzer is only one or two shades darker than your skin. (I’m a big fan of Too Faced Snow Bunny)
- Invest In a Bronzer Brush: a bronzer brush is bigger than a blush brush and will help evenly disperse the powdered glow.
- 3 Marks the Spot: With your bronzer brush, swish a big three on your right check and a reverse three on your left check. Blend well.
- Add Shimmer: A little shimmer will give you that dewy glow. The trick is to keep the shine on low volume.